Timer Not Advance


Timer Not Advance

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Whirlpool Supreme
Model LE5800XMN1
Serial # M4022 0064
Stock # LE589N
Dryer ran for hours with heat but timer did not advance. Loaded clothes a little after noon. I think. Came in the house about 3 PM. Still Running. Was not sure when I started it. Came back in 5:15, still running. Top was pretty warm.

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Hello,
This type of issue can be because of an obstructed vent preventing the air to easily flow to the outside. A quick way to test this theory is to unhook the dryer vent and run the dryer (if it is a gas dryer be sure to make sure you have adequate ventilation in the room where the dryer is located. This should only be done to see if the dryer performs better and see if the top of the dryer is just warm like it should be, not hot.
If the timer advances and the top is not as hot as it was then you know the venting must be the issue.
Hope this helps!





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Does not seem to be obstruction. Took vent hose off at dryer and wall. Also looked for obstruction in the outlet through the wall.
I can select timer setting and heat setting. Dryer top gets hot even though the start button has not been pushed in and the drum is not rotating. I can select the fluff air heat (or no heat as it were) setting - dryer does not get hot.

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Are you running the dryer on auto dry or timed dry? 
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Timed. It does not heat the top when - on fluff dry, start button not pushed in. Will try the other timer positions.

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The timer should always advance in timed dry, if it doesn't the timer could be bad. Unplug the dryer and use a multi-meter to check for continuity in the contacts that control the small timer motor. If a continuity test fails, replace the timer motor, or the complete timer itself.




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